All students face challenges, some more overwhelming than others. Common barriers standing in the way of high school graduation include economic factors, academic difficulties and personal or social development issues. Despite these barriers, there is a solution: JAG Nebraska. And while the program is relatively new to our state, it’s already making a major impact.
Studies show JAG students are equipped with skills that help them engage in creating positive connections with peers which leads to increased engagement, attendance and GPA scores. In 2023, JAG Nebraska realized a 99% graduation rate.
Since 2019, JAG Nebraska has served 2,200 students through 24 programs at 22 schools in 12 school districts – and the numbers only continue to grow as data supporting the success of the program increases. This is good news for the young people in Nebraska who face significant barriers to success.
Our students are achieving success by …
The JAG Advantage model of learning empowers students to overcome their challenges and achieve in school, work and life
JAG Nebraska is aligned with the guiding principles and priorities of the Nebraska Career and Technical Education (CTE) program part of the Nebraska Department of Education. CTEs like JAG help students explore career options, identify interests and develop skills that prepare them for postsecondary education and/or entry-level careers.
At a time when Nebraska employers face significant difficulty attracting enough skilled workers, JAG students are the solution to the problem. They are a diverse and inclusive group of individuals who are ready to use their training and talents in the workplace.
“JAG Nebraska is the gold standard of state partners. JAG’s work with our agencies, business leaders and community members has cultivated the next generation of Nebraska workers. The students they serve are set up for success in the years to come.”
– Nebraska Senator/Former Gov. Pete Ricketts